It’s a sleepy sunny Sunday here. The rain has finally abated somewhat and my shoulder/neck/back thing is, slowly, but surely getting there. It’s been a busy and workfilled weekend so far – lots of teaching and umpiring and babysitting – in fact, as I type this I’ve just wrapped up a meeting with my fellow year 3 teachers (yes, on a Sunday. We had to cross-moderate the kids’ English papers!).
But, do you know what? It’s OK. Half-term is a week off (and I’m going to stay with Banana, yes!); the kids are doing well; the sun is shining; the weekend has been OK, if less spangly than some; and I’m shooting a quick blog post off before hitting the store to buy something yummy for tea and lots and lots of cleaning products (yeah, the flat TOTALLY needs blitzing. I think the spiders have started a colony. Bwaaaa).
Babysitting last night rocked, for many reasons…I was on earlier than usual, so I actually got to hang out with the wee one I look after (she will henceforth be named Moonbeam, methinks), and she really is a sweetheart! Is there anything more relaxing than bathing a baby and getting them ready for bedtime? Nope, didn’t think so. I just think it’s hilarious when you give them that last bottle of the evening and it’s like the reverse of charging something up…they visibly wind down. I love hanging out with little people…growing up I guess I always thought I’d have kids of my own by the truly decrepit age of 26, and while I’m somewhat relieved
that I don’t yet (because parenting = the difficult), I’m glad I’m keeping my game fresh, as it were, with the babysitting and the teaching and the spending more time with under 10s than any other demographic :-). And I get paid for work I’m good at, hurrah! Which is lucky, becuse now I’m saving for some new Converse (I blame you, Christy! You gave me a WEBSITE!!!???). Once Moonbeam was all settled and snoozy I chilled out in front of Doctor Who, Nanny 911, and Canada’s Next Top Model (how had I not caught this show before?? How??). Lovely.
And now, I’m going to go get the makings of something nice (aubergine parmigiano? Pork with spices? Cheese on toast? Who knows?) and the Sunday paper, and some wine, and I’m going to go home and clean my house (while listening to loud powerpop, Frank Turner, Postal Service, Catatonia and J5), then make my tea, then call all the people I owe phone calls to, and then have the most relaxed evening, ready for another monster week ahead!
Hope you are all having a lovely day thus far!